Publications from the Department of Computer Science and Statistics faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2021

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A Multi-Objective Optimization Method for Hospital Admission Problem—A Case Study on Covid-19 Patients, Amr Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Louai Alarabi, Saleh Basalamah, and Abdeltawab Hendawi

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TraceAll: A Real-Time Processing for Contact Tracing Using Indoor Trajectories, Louai Alarabi, Saleh Basalamah, Abdeltawab Hendawi, and Mohammed Abdalla

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Rethinking CS0 to Improve Performance and Retention, Noura Albarakati, Lisa Dipippo, and Victor Fay-Wolfe

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Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Prasugrel versus Ticagrelor following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: An Observational Study, Nicholas Belviso, Herbert D. Aronow, Richard Wyss, Marilyn Barbour, Yichi Zhang, Xuerong Wen, and Stephen Kogut

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Prostate-specific antigen nadir and testosterone level at prostate-specific antigen failure following radiation and androgen suppression therapy for unfavorable-risk prostate cancer and the risk of all-cause and prostate cancer–specific mortality, Danielle S. Bitterman, Ming Hui Chen, Jing Wu, Andrew A. Renshaw, Marian Loffredo, Philip W. Kantoff, Eric J. Small, and Anthony V. D'Amico

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Fishing and habitat condition differentially affect size spectra slopes of coral reef fishes, Paul G. Carvalho, Fakhrizal Setiawan, Karizma Fahlevy, Beginer Subhan, Hawis Madduppa, Guangyu Zhu, and Austin T. Humphries

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Envelope quantile regression, Shanshan Ding, Zhihua Su, Guangyu Zhu, and Lan Wang

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Evaluating the effects of minimal risk natural products for control of the tick, ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae), Megan C. Dyer, Matthew D. Requintina, Kathryn A. Berger, Gavino Puggioni, and Thomas N. Mather

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Foreword: Special issue of ASMBI for y-BIS 2019: Recent Advances in Business Analytics and Data Science, Tahir Ekin, Gavino Puggioni, and Paulo Canas Rodrigues

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FraudMove: Fraud Drivers Discovery Using Real-Time Trajectory Outlier Detection, Eman O. Eldawy, Abdeltawab Hendawi, Mohammed Andalla, and Hoda M.O. Mokhtar

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Prostate-specific antigen levels of ≤4 and >4 ng/mL and risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality in men with biopsy Gleason score 9 to 10 prostate cancer, Daniel W. Kim, Ming Hui Chen, Jing Wu, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Derya Tilki, and Anthony V. D’Amico

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Climate Alters the Migration Phenology of Coastal Marine Species, Joseph A. Langan, Gavino Puggioni, Candace A. Oviatt, M. Elisabeth Henderson, and Jeremy Collie

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Data-driven Distributionally Robust Optimization for Vehicle Balancing of Mobility-on-Demand Systems, Fei Miao, Sihong He, Lynn Pepin, Shuo Han, Abdeltawab Hendawi, Mohamed E. Khalefa, John A. Stankovic, and George Pappas

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Do oyster farms actually reduce the property values? Empirical evidence from Rhode Island, Pratheesh O. Sudhakaran, Gavino Puggioni, Hirotsugu Uchida, and James Opaluch

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Online Updating of Survival Analysis, Jing Wu, Ming Hui Chen, Elizabeth D. Schifano, and Jun Yan

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Bayesian zero-inflated growth mixture models with application to health risk behavior data, Si Yang and Gavino Puggioni

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Deep-gKnock: Nonlinear group-feature selection with deep neural networks, Guangyu Zhu and Tingting Zhao

Submissions from 2020

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Crisis Management Art from the Risks to the Control: A Review of Methods and Directions, Mohammed Abdalla, Louai Alarabi, and Abdeltawab Hendawi

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DeepMotions : A Deep Learning System for Path Prediction Using Similar Motions, Mohammed Abdalla, Abdeltawab Hendawi, Hoda M.O. Mokhtar, Neveen Elgamal, John Krumm, and Mohamed Ali

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A Network-Based Analysis of International Refugee Migration Patterns Using GERGMs, Katherine Abramski, Natallia Katenka, and Marc Hutchison

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A computer vision based rebar detection chain for automatic processing of concrete bridge deck GPR data, Pouria Asadi, Mayrai Gindy, Marco Alvarez, and Alireza Asadi

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POLLEN73S: An image dataset for pollen grains classification, Gilberto Astolfi, Ariadne Barbosa Gonçalves, Geazy Vilharva Menezes, Felipe Silveira Brito Borges, Angelica Christina Melo Nunes Astolfi, Edson Takashi Matsubara, Marco Alvarez, and Hemerson Pistori

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Delimiting Cryptic Morphological Variation among Human Malaria Vector Species using Convolutional Neural Networks, Janelle Couret, Danilo C. Moreira, Davin Bernier, Aria Mia Loberti, Ellen M. Dotson, and Marco A. Alvarez

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Delimiting cryptic morphological variation among human malaria vector species using convolutional neural networks, Jannelle Couret, Danilo C. Moreira, Davin Bernier, Aria Mia Mia Loberti, Ellen M. Dotson, and Marco Alvarez

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Deep Learning Techniques for Beef Cattle Body Weight Prediction, Mikel Gjergji, Vanessa De Moraes Weber, Luiz Otávio Campos Silva, Rodrigo Da Costa Gomes, Thiago Luís Alves Campos De Araújo, Hemerson Pistori, and Marco Alvarez

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Modeling the dynamics of a late triassic vertebrate extinction: The adamanian/revueltian faunal turnover, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA, Reilly F. Hayes, Gavino Puggioni, William G. Parker, Catherine S. Tiley, Amanda L. Bednarick, and David E. Fastovsky

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Road network simplification for location-based services, Abdeltawab Hendawi, John A. Stankovic, Ayman Taha, Shaker El-Sappagh, Amr A. Ahmadain, and Mohamed Ali

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Optimizing Recommendations for Clustering Algorithms Using Meta-Learning, Adam Jilling and Marco Alvarez

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PEDA 376K: A Novel Dataset for Deep-Learning Based Porn-Detectors, Danilo Coura Moreira, Eanes Torres Pereira, and Marco Alvarez

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Spatiotemporal modeling of dengue fever risk in Puerto Rico, Gavino Puggioni, Jannelle Couret, Emily Serman, Ali S. Akanda, and Howard S. Ginsberg

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Effect of Radiation Dose Fractionation and Radiation Energy on Gold Nanoparticle Enhancement of Radiation Therapy, Bindeshwar Sah, Jing Wu, Adam Vanasse, and Michael Antosh

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Effects of Nanoparticle Size and Radiation Energy on Copper-Cysteamine Nanoparticles for X-ray Induced Photodynamic Therapy, Bindeshwar Sah, Jing Wu, Adam Vanasse, Nil Kanatha Pandey, Lalit Chudal, Zhenzhen Huang, Wenzhi Song, Hongmei Yu, Lun Ma, Wei Chen, and Michael Antosh

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Japanese and Chinese Stock Market Behaviour in Comparison – an analysis of dynamic networks, Jan Hendrik Schuenemann, Natalia Ribberink, and Natallia Katenka

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Altered Motoneuron Properties Contribute to Motor Deficits in a Rabbit Hypoxia-Ischemia Model of Cerebral Palsy, Preston R. Steele, Clarissa Fantin Cavarsan, Lisa Dowaliby, Megan Westefeld, Natallia Katenka, Alexander Drobyshevsky, Monica A. Gorassini, and Katharina A. Quinlan

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Automatic Recognition of Soybean Leaf Diseases Using UAV Images and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks, Everton Castelão Tetila, Bruno Brandoli Machado, Gabriel Kirsten Menezes, Adair Da Silva Oliveira, Marco Alvarez, Willian Paraguassu Amorim, Nícolas Alessandro De Souza Belete, Gercina Gonçalves Da Silva, and Hemerson Pistori

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Envelope-based sparse partial least squares, Guangyu Zhu and Zhihua Su

Submissions from 2019

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A Machine Learning Based Approach for Automatic Rebar Detection and Quantification of Deterioration in Concrete Bridge Deck Ground Penetrating Radar B-scan Images, Pouria Asadi, Mayrai Gindy, and Marco Alvarez

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An Adaptive Threshold Method for Anomaly-based Intrusion Detection Systems, Younghun Chae, Natallia Katenka, and Lisa Dipippo

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Effects of early life NICU stress on the developing gut microbiome, Amy L. D’Agata, Jing Wu, Manushi K.V. Welandawe, Samia V.O. Dutra, Bradley Kane, and Maureen W. Groer

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Which One is Correct, The Map or The GPS Trace, Abdeltawab Hendawi, Sree Sindhu Sabbineni, Jianwei Shen, Yaxiao Song, Peiwei Cao, Zhihong Zhang, John Krumm, and Mohamed Ali

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Clustered Hierarchical Entropy-Scaling Search of Astronomical and Biological Data, Najib Ishaq, George Student, and Noah M. Daniels

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Time to Prostate-specific Antigen Nadir and the Risk of Death From Prostate Cancer Following Radiation and Androgen Deprivation Therapy, Luke R.G. Pike, Jing Wu, Ming Hui Chen, Marian Loffredo, Andrew A. Renshaw, John Pfail, Philip W. Kantoff, and Anthony V. D'Amico

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Gold nanoparticles enhance radiation therapy at low concentrations, and remain in tumors for days, Bindeshwar Sah, Samana Shrestha, Jing Wu, Adam Vanasse, Leon N. Cooper, and Michael Antosh

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Developmental trajectories of autonomic functioning in autism from birth to early childhood, Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Todd P. Levine, Carolyn E.B. McCormick, Gavino Puggioni, Elisabeth Conradt, Linda L. Lagasse, and Barry M. Lester

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The effectiveness and safety of X-PDT for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, Lei Shi, Pei Liu, Jing Wu, Lun Ma, Han Zheng, Michael P. Antosh, Haiyan Zhang, Bo Wang, Wei Chen, and Xiuli Wang

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X-ray induced photodynamic therapy with copper-cysteamine nanoparticles in mice tumors, Samana Shrestha, Jing Wu, Bindeshwar Sah, Adam Vanasse, Leon N. Cooper, Lun Ma, Gen Li, Huibin Zheng, Wei Chen, and Michael P. Antosh

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Diazotroph Activity in Surface Narragansett Bay Sediments in Summer is Stimulated by Hypoxia and Organic Matter Delivery, R. F. Spinette, S. M. Brown, A. L. Ehrlich, Gavino Puggioni, C. Deacutis, and Bethany D. Jenkins

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Surgery vs Radiotherapy in the Management of Biopsy Gleason Score 9-10 Prostate Cancer and the Risk of Mortality, Derya Tilki, Ming Hui Chen, Jing Wu, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Michelle Braccioforte, Brian J. Moran, and Anthony V. D'Amico

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An intelligent design explorer for new violin shapes, Hao Wang and Lutz Hamel

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A new Bayesian joint model for longitudinal count data with many zeros, intermittent missingness, and dropout with applications to HIV prevention trials, Jing Wu, Ming Hui Chen, Elizabeth D. Schifano, Joseph G. Ibrahim, and Jeffrey D. Fisher

Submissions from 2018

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Low testosterone at first prostate-specific antigen failure and assessment of risk of death in men with unfavorable-risk prostate cancer treated on prospective clinical trials, Katelyn M. Atkins, Ming Hui Chen, Jing Wu, Andrew A. Renshaw, Marian Loffredo, Philip W. Kantoff, Eric J. Small, and Anthony V. D'Amico

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Determining the AMSR-E SST Footprint from Co-located MODIS SSTs, Brahim Boussidi, Peter Cornillon, Gavino Puggioni, and Chelle Gentemann

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Occupancy of Freshwater Turtles Across a Gradient of Altered Landscapes, Scott W. Buchanan, Bill Buffum, Gavino Puggioni, and Nancy E. Karraker

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Diagnostic Accuracy and Prediction Increment of Markers of Epithelial- Mesenchymal Transition to Assess Cancer Cell Detachment from Primary Tumors, Evan L. Busch, Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don, Haitao Chu, David B. Richardson, Temitope O. Keku, David A. Eberhard, Christy L. Avery, and Robert S. Sandler

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The Role of Supervised Learning in the Decision Process to Fair Trade US Municipal Debt, Gordon H. Dash jr, Nina Kajiji, and Domenic Vonella

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Using Perspective to Reduce Stimulus Response in Virtual Reality, B. Adrian Flowers, Robert Tatoian, Natallia Katenka, and Jean Yves Herve

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Using Multi-Sensor Voting for Resilience in VR Biofeedback Games, B. Adrian Flowers, Robert Tatoian, Ashley Witkowski, Natallia Katenka, and Jean Yves Herve

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Vsom: Efficient, stochastic self-organizing map training, Lutz Hamel

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Epidemiological study of browser-based malware for university network with partially observed flow data, Sindhura Jaladhanki, Natallia Katenka, and Lisa DiPippo

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Assortative mixture of English parts of speech, Timothy Leonard, Lutz Hamel, Noah M. Daniels, and Natallia V. Katenka

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Sex and Trait Anxiety Differences in Psychological Stress are Modified by Environment, James Liu, John Scira, Simone Donaldson, Nina Kajiji, Gordon H. Dash, and S. Tiffany Donaldson

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Decreased growth and increased shell disease in early benthic phase Homarus americanus in response to elevated CO2, Erin L. McLean, Natallia V. Katenka, and Brad A. Seibel

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Deep Modeling of Human Age Guesses for Apparent Age Estimation, Jared Rondeau and Marco Alvarez

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Self-organizing map convergence, Robert Tatoian and Lutz Hamel

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Online updating method with new variables for big data streams, Chun Wang, Ming Hui Chen, Jing Wu, Jun Yan, Yuping Zhang, and Elizabeth Schifano

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Bayesian Modeling and Inference for Nonignorably Missing Longitudinal Binary Response Data with Applications to HIV Prevention Trials, Jing Wu, Joseph G. Ibrahim, Minghui Chen, Elizabeth D. Schifano, and Jeffrey David Fisher

Submissions from 2017

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Analysis of 16S genomic data using graphical databases, Olivia M. M. Ahern, Li Yuan, Rebecca J. Stevick, and Noah M. Daniels

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On the support of matching algorithms, Massimo Cannas and Gavino Puggioni

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An emotional expression monitoring tool for facial videos, Indrani Mandal, Terry Ferguson, Gabriel De Pace, and Kunal Mankodiya

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Joint modeling of time to recurrence and cancer stage at recurrence in oncology trials, Olga Marchenko, Alex Tsodikov, Robert Keener, Natallia Katenka, and Yngvil Kloster Thomas

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The need for audit-capable E-voting systems, Suzanne Mello-Stark and Edmund A. Lamagna

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A Bayesian Method for Detecting Pairwise Associations in Compositional Data, Emma Schwager, Himel Mallick, Steffen Ventz, and Curtis Huttenhower

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A comparison of different methods of zero - inflated data analysis and an application in health surveys, Si Yang, Gavino Puggioni, Lisa L. Harlow, and Colleen A. Redding

Submissions from 2016

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Comparative Study of Tumor Targeting and Biodistribution of pH (Low) Insertion Peptides (pHLIP® Peptides) Conjugated with Different Fluorescent Dyes, Ramona Cosmina Adochite, Anna Moshnikova, Jovana Golijanin, Oleg A. Andreev, Natallia Katenka, and Yana Reshetnyak

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Inference of Partial Canonical Correlation Networks with Application to Stock Market Portfolio Selection, Gregory Breard and Natallia Katenka

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Adaptive Threshold Selection for Trust-Based Detection Systems, Younghun Chae, Natallia Katenka, and Lisa Dipippo

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SOM quality measures: An efficient statistical approach, Lutz Hamel

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Optimization and validation of the protocol used to analyze the taste of traditional Chinese medicines using an electronic tongue, Xuelin Li, Xiaojie Gao, Ruixin Liu, Junming Wang, Zidan Wu, Lu Zhang, Huiling Li, Xinjing Gui, Bingya Kang, and Junhan Shi

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First assessment of the field ecology of larval atlantic silverside (Menidia menidia), Miranda Lopez, Gavino Puggioni, and David A. Bengtson

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Toward a forensic analysis of voting systems, Suzanne Mello-Stark and Edmund A. Lamagna

Submissions from 2015

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Enhancement of Radiation Effect on Cancer Cells by Gold-pHLIP, Michael P. Antosh, Dayanjali D. Wijesinghe, Samana Shrestha, Robert Lanou, Yun Hu Huang, Thomas Hasselbacher, David Fox, Nicola Neretti, Shouheng Sun, Natallia Katenka, Leon N. Cooper, Oleg A. Andreev, and Yana K. Reshetnyak

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Trust management for defending on-off attacks, Younghun Chae, Lisa DiPippo, and Yan Lindsay Sun

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Designing AMPed: The Practical Antimicrobial Peptide Editable Database, Tripti Garg, George Konstantinidis, Joan Peckham, Admir Monteiro, Roxanne LaCroix, and Lenore M. Martin

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Advanced classification of carbonate sediments based on physical properties, Tania L. L. Insua, Lutz Hamel, Kathryn Moran, Louise M. Anderson, and Jody M. Webster

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Increasing Trust in Elections via a Simple Receipt Algorithm, Suzanne Mello-Stark and Edmund A. Lamagna

Submissions from 2014

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Out of Place: Racial Stereotypes and the Ecology of Frisks and Searches Following Traffic Stops, Leo Carroll and M. Liliana Gonzalez

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On multiobjective combinatorial optimization and dynamic interim hedging of efficient portfolios, Gordon H. Dash and Nina Kajiji

Submissions from 2013

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Towards Independent Particle Reconstruction from Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy, W. Lewis Collier, Jean Yves Hervé, and Lenore Martin

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Structuring targeted surveillance for monitoring disease emergence by mapping observational data onto ecological process, Luca Gerardo-Giorda, Gavino Puggioni, Robert J. Rudd, Lance A. Waller, and Leslie A. Real

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No-boundary Thinking in Bioinformatics Research, Xiuzhen Huang, Barry Bruce, Alison Buchan, Clare Bates Congdon, Carole L. Cramer, Steven F. Jennings, Hongmei Jiang, Zenglu Li, Gail McClure, Rick McMullen, Jason H. Moore, Bindu Nanduri, Joan Peckham, Andy Perkins, Shawn W. Polson, Bhanu Rekepalli, Saeed Salem, Jennifer Specker, Donald Wunsch, Donghai Xiong, Shuzhong Zhang, and Zhongming Zhao

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Pseudo-scheduling: A new approach to the broadcast scheduling problem, Shaun N. N. Joseph and Lisa C. Dipippo

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Tracking multiple targets using binary decisions from wireless sensor networks, Natallia Katenka, Elizaveta Levina, and George Michailidis

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Identifying remnants of evidence in the cloud, Jeremy Koppen, Gerald Gent, Kevin Bryan, Lisa DiPippo, Jillian Kramer, Marquita Moreland, and Victor Fay-Wolfe

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CyberSAVe - Situational awareness visualization for cyber security of smart grid systems, William J. J. Matuszak, Lisa DiPippo, and Yan Lindsay Sun

Submissions from 2012

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Predictability trust for Wireless Sensor Networks to provide a defense against On/off attack, Younghun Chae, Lisa Cingiser Dipippo, and Yan Lindsay Sun

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An efficient algorithm for deriving summation identities from mutual recurrences, Berkeley R. Churchill and Edmund A. Lamagna

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Bayesian probability approach to feature significance for infrared spectra of bacteria, Lutz Hamel and Chris W. Brown

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Pediatric Vancomycin Use in 421 Hospitals in the United States, 2008, Tamar Lasky, Jay Greenspan, Frank R. Ernst, and M. Liliana Gonzalez

Submissions from 2011

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Summing symbols in mutual recurrences, Berkeley R. Churchill and Edmund A. Lamagna

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Tick Bite Protection With Permethrin-Treated Summer-Weight Clothing, Nathan J. Miller, Erin E. Rainone, Megan C. Dyer, M. Liliana Gonzalez, and Thomas N. Mather